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19th January: Faber Music Bursaries widen access to Summer School, Dogs sniff out possible COVID 19 infection of Vienna Boys’ Choir, Brexit: a disaster for British musicians

Tuesday 19th January '21

Faber Music Bursaries widen access to Sound and Music Summer SchoolTen young people who face financial barriers to participation will be able to attend the summer school for young composers, thanks to a partnership between …

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11th January: Sir Simon Rattle ready to quit LSO for job in Germany, Berliner Theatertreffen hopes for live program, Largest database of female composers created by Donne

Monday 11th January '21

Sir Simon Rattle ready to quit London Symphony Orchestra for job in GermanyBritain’s most famous conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, is expected to quit his London job and take up a new post in Germany, The Times has …

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30th November: Uncertainty over concertmaster’s resignation, Saxony music schools to open, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2021 plans unveil

Monday 30th November '20

Uncertainty ensues over concertmaster’s apparent resignationWhen Reiko Niiya, concertmaster of the Southwest Florida Symphony, sent an email with the subject line ‘My resignation’ to friends, two symphony board members and the symphony’s company email address …

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14 August: Indoor music venues to reopen and The BR-Symphoniker look for a boss

Friday 14th August '20

Indoor music, theatre and performance venues will be able to reopen with socially distanced audiencesPrime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that live indoor performances will be able to resume in England from Saturday, as lockdown …

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11th June: UK orchestras may not survive coronavirus pandemic, The dream of making music together online, George Floyd: New York’s Metropolitan Opera called upon to take better account of diversity

Thursday 11th June '20

UK orchestras may not survive coronavirus pandemic, conductors warnTwo of Britain’s most influential conductors, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Mark Elder, have warned of a “devastated landscape” in classical music after the pandemic in which …

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16th September: LSO celebrates 20 years of LSO Live with new Apple Music collaboration, Countdown für Berlins größtes Symphonic Mob, La rentrée connectée de l’Opéra de Paris

Monday 16th September '19

LSO celebrates 20 years of LSO Live with new Apple Music collaborationThe London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has today (13 September 2019) launched a new initiative that brings the themes of its 2019/20 season to Apple …

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30th April: Vanessa Reed exits PRS Foundation, Jess Gillam acts on music education pledge and Spotify reaches 100 million paying users

Tuesday 30th April '19

Vanessa Reed exits PRS Foundation Vanessa Reed has been appointed president and chief executive of New Music USA, following 11 years at the helm of PRS Foundation.During her time as chief executive of the UK’s leading …

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4th April: More than half of new ENO productions to be directed by women, Guildhall’s summer season announced and latest IFPI Global Music Report

Thursday 4th April '19

More than half of new ENO 2019-20 productions to be directed by women More than half of new productions by English National Opera (ENO) in the 2019-20 season will be directed by women in a season which the …

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21 December: BBC Proms Japan, Global Awards return and Mozart goes digital

Friday 21st December '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? BBC Proms announces the launch of BBC Proms Japan The BBC Proms has announced that it will be adding Japan to its growing list of international tours, following Australia in 2016 …

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12th October: Montserrat Caballé dies, secondary music education declines, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Simon Rattle top industry list

Friday 12th October '18

Legendary soprano Montserrat Caballé dies aged 85 Montserrat Caballé, the celebrated Spanish soprano who won a new generation of fans after singing Barcelona with Freddie Mercury, has died at the age of 85.A spokesman for Barcelona’s St …

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